Lindsey Ramsey

Lindsey Ramsey
Contributing Editor
foodservicedirector@winsightmedia.com


dave gorberg
Fostering a food connection and salesmanship remains a driving influence in David Gorberg's role as general manager for Unidine at Tufts Health Plan...
angus steak plate
Four operator tips for creating main dishes that sizzle on a dime.
plates bowls
Switching to china provides many benefits, but only if broken dishes can be avoided.
drew allen
A focus on delivering restaurant-caliber service has led to success at this senior living community.
farm tractor harvest
Farmers are gearing up to satisfy increasing demand for pulses worldwide.
honey comb spoon
With a goal of making menus healthier, operators across all market segments are increasingly turning to alternative sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup and agave to reduce their reliance on...
pineapple quinoa
This versatile fruit is a welcome addition to savory entrees and innovative desserts.
asian wrap west end
The conventional wisdom that chicken is boring doesn’t hold much weight with most non-commercial chefs, especially when you consider all the creative ways these operators use the ubiquitous bird on...
Jessica Marchand
Jessica Marchand, R.D., has revolutionized foodservice at WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, N.C., by developing a full-service catering program and empowering her culinarians to take more...
butternut squash soup
Something happens once the weather turns cold: Customers who wouldn’t eat squash if their dining locations gave it away suddenly can’t get enough of it.

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Industry News & Opinion
Richard cousins

Compass Group confirmed this morning that CEO Richard Cousins was killed on New Year’s Eve in a small-plane crash off the coast of Australia. He was 58.

Cousins was scheduled to step down as CEO in March, after leading the world’s largest foodservice management company for 11 years. His planned successor, Compass COO Dominic Blakemore, has agreed to assume Cousins’ duties immediately.

“We are deeply shocked and saddened by this terrible news,” Compass Chairman Paul Walsh said in a statement. “It has been a great privilege to know Richard personally and to work with him for...

Menu Development
to-go meals

Drew Allen didn’t hesitate when asked what he expects of noncommercial dining in the future. “Change,” he says. “We have to change with the times and what our guests are looking for.”

Allen, the director of culinary services at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices in Lebanon, Ohio, says the more the residents and guests at Otterbein change, the more diverse eating habits his team has the chance to explore. One of those changing habits, he says, is diners’ growing desire for portable, made-to-order items . That’s a theme borne out by data, too—and is true across dayparts. Roughly 67%...

Ideas and Innovation
trail mix

We’ve added fueling stations in our units for our workers who didn’t have time to eat or just need a snack. We have areas set up with trail mix, crackers, cookies and water. It helps us avoid people feeling or getting ill, especially when we get closer to exam periods and student workers are studying and not taking the time to eat.

Ideas and Innovation
email

Communication is key, and [managers] are busy too. One tip I picked up from another director was to label my subject line with the header “action,” “information” or “response” followed by a brief description of the email contents. That way they can filter through their inboxes during their busy days to know which emails need their attention immediately and which they can save to read later.

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